On Nov. 8 in New York at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on New York's Long Island captured the venue's first top amphitheater award. The much-loved venue was water-logged at the time, having been submerged by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy a week earlier, to the point where only those closest to the theater were remotely convinced it would be operating early enough to contend for the award in 2013.

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